Le Mémorial de Verdun
Le Mémorial de Verdun
4.5
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC1,046 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Situated in the midst of the Verdun Battlefield, the location is good and the museum itself contains a great deal to see. During the high season though (i.e. summertime from June-August), it can get very very busy and uncomfortable as people clamor over each other to read the exhibits and observe items on display. It does a pretty good job explaining WWI and the Battle of Verdun, but more could be done to expand the exhibits and expand the space. Went during off season which was much better as we had the place to ourselves and there were no busloads of school children - which happens during the school year. Staff were friendly and helpful. Cafe would do well to offer more and better food options, but you can always bring your own lunch too or go for a good meal in the town of Verdun instead. When Fort Douaumont and Fort de Vaux are open, consider getting the tri-combo pass which allows you to visit both forts and this museum over a two day period vice cramming it all in to one day which isn't feasible. This pass can be purchased at this museum or either of the forts.

Free parking, but be mindful during the summer months as the lot fills up and the campers parked here are happy to box in cars in the lot in order to create their own parking spaces.

Written 10 August 2023
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jaimeelsabio
Maryland4,320 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
While the 12€ entrance fee is pricey, the museum is very good. The exhibits are well organized and there is plenty of explanatory information. While we spent just over an hour there, it would be easy to spend a couple hours.
Written 1 June 2023
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R8011905
Cambridgeshire, UK228 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Well laid out with lotsof information and was in english. Paid for this and two forts and got a discount. Military service vets get a further discount. Sadly some of the toilets were damaged.cafeteria was a bit basic. Parking was good.
Written 11 May 2023
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sillyslugs
Waynesburg, PA109 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Arrived 45 minutes before closing and they would not let us in (even though we were willing to pay full price and leave at closing time). I bought a souvenir book on the way out and we grabbed a map. We managed to see quite a lot outside of the museum, but this was a disappointment as we literally planned our route around this site (but my husband's flight was late). Life is life. Verdun was still amazing, even without this museum.
Written 12 August 2022
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Pedrogold1944
Wiltshire30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
You probably need at least a day to fully absorb this wonderful exhibition of a truly awful time in history.
My one criticism is that the descriptive panels adjacent to each displayed are often too small, poorly placed and badly lit.
If you want to know about Verdun you have to visit here.
Written 18 June 2022
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Judy C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Business
Just the right size, and just the right combination of artifacts, film, and immersive exhibits. One member of the staff went out of his way to help us find place to eat and an itinerary for the town. Un grand merci!
Written 23 May 2022
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Dilbertfan
Surrey, UK456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
If you have limited time in the area, this is the place to visit to get a comprehensive overview of World War I. The place is relatively new: opened 2016 for the centenary of the battle of Verdun of 1916. The museum is well laid out, with sections dedicated to different aspects of the war.
There is a bookshop with booklets in English, and an adjacent (small) cafeteria.
Plenty of free parking, but entrance is €12 per adult.
Written 4 November 2021
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Logan
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg148 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
It's difficult to rate a museum trying to represent such a tragic and important event in the history of Europe and WWI, a battle even standing itself for the horrors of war...

But this is actually already a point where the Museum doesn't stand to the actual events it is representing. It seems too small and was too crowded for the individual visitor to be able to fully immerge in the information provided by the exhibition.

The tour has no clear guideline considering themes and chronological order. Yes, there is a recommended visiting direction but it simply doesn't work very well as you always will have to cross other visiting groups, look for the next mark where to stop, will be distracted by sound-effects happening on other stops across the room and so on. It's simply too chaotic.

As said, the museum seems too small for what it is trying to show you. And having visited the Verdun Memorial as a child some 20 years ago a couple of times before it has been rebuilt or reorganized and having been really impressed back then, I couldn't ignore where the museum now seems like trying to fit in provisionally all its information and exhibits.

Verdun truly deserves a better museum than this.
Written 10 August 2020
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Christine M
Canton of Basel, Switzerland48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We brought our 14 year old son as he was studying WW1. What an amazing place. The displays do not only tell the story, but one is able to make a connection with the soldiers. The museum is modern with several videos in English, German and French. From the museum, one can talk a walk along the trenches and the battle areas. Could easily spend several hours here. There is also a cafe with sandwiches and drinks.
Written 14 October 2019
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mike r
Colac, Australia155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We spent a very long time here reading looking and listening about how people from all side had a really terrible time and that no one is a winner in war. Just a lot of dead young people and for what. A fantastic place to visit and learn.
Written 18 September 2019
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